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Vomiting toddler. Calpol? Water?

(7 Posts)

Hope DD is now on the mend.

AugustaProdworthy Sat 16-Feb-13 01:13:50

Ah diarolyte! I forgot Aboyt that! Have some in cabinet- will get it! Thanks. Can't sleep now....keep listening out for her.

LakeFlyPie Sat 16-Feb-13 00:59:48

Poor DD and poor you. I wouldn't give Calpol unless she's in pain or has high temp. Sips of water or Dioralyte to keep her hydrated are probably the best thing. Hope you have a settled night.

gaelicsheep Sat 16-Feb-13 00:57:03

I doubt Calpol would do anything to help vomiting and dehydration. Would you take paracetemol as a remedy for throwing up? Just keep her hydrated I should say, and try her with nibbles of dryish food from time to time. I'm not a medical expert either, but that's what I'd do with one of my own. Hope she's better soon.

AugustaProdworthy Sat 16-Feb-13 00:54:01

Thanks, she's finally asleep but I have had to sit with her for comfort. Will try to sleep now and try warm water when she wakes up next. Thanks.

If you can get water into her it would be good. Lukewarm/room temperature may be easier on her stomach than cold.

Maybe call NHS Direct or look on their website for advice on the Calpol bit? I wouldn't give any to small child here unless in a high fever or obvious pain, but am not a medical expert, so don't know if that holds good in your situation. Hope she improves soon.

AugustaProdworthy Sat 16-Feb-13 00:42:12

DD is 16 months and started to hurl around half four this afternoon. Was only fromage frais and then watery after that so smelt horrid but didn't concern me too much. She's slept until about 11.30 and has been awake since. Can I Calpol her? There was still some dry retching about an hour ago but no more vomit since 6pm is there anything I can do? When do you need to worry about dehydration??

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